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Energy Efficient Windows


By far the most common energy efficiency improvement is to fit double glazing window. This does save energy but perhaps not as much as you might think. double glazing window The Energy Saving Trust estimates that an average house would save £120 per year by replacing single glazing with double glazing. BUT it would cost perhaps £5000 – [...]

Energy Efficient Windows2020-09-30T13:57:36+00:00

Simple and effective ways to insulate your home


How to start to house insulation? There are many simple and effective ways to insulate your home and can significantly reduce heat loss . Insulate pipe gaps/holes and around fixtures & fittings Do you feel a draft every time you stand at the kitchen sink? Open your cupboards and see if there are gaps around [...]

Simple and effective ways to insulate your home2020-09-30T13:52:24+00:00

House Energy Efficiency Tips


A recent household that The HEAT Project visited saved energy bill £15 a year just by turning off their microwave at the socket. It doesn’t seem a lot but if you can save £15 just by flicking a switch have a think about what else you could do? Kettles Do you fill your kettle every time? Only [...]

House Energy Efficiency Tips2020-09-30T13:39:19+00:00

The HEAT Project Returns from lockdown


After a four-month shutdown, the HEAT Project is again able to offer a home energy advice service. We are very aware that many in the community will have seen a drop in household earnings and that fuel bills will really start to hurt when the weather turns.  We are determined to help as many households [...]

The HEAT Project Returns from lockdown2020-08-31T14:30:16+00:00

What Do You Give an Energy Advisor Who has Everything?


What Do You Give an Energy Advisor Who has Everything? What is the most pleasing gadget you could give a Home Energy Advisor? A Seek Compact camera, of course! This wee gadget is a handy thermal imaging camera that plugs directly into your smartphone, rendering infrared light into a visible image on your [...]

What Do You Give an Energy Advisor Who has Everything?2020-08-24T15:48:22+00:00

This Month’s Top Tip


This Month's Top Tip I would hope by now, that most households know the value of looking for a new energy provider. In most cases, switching tariff can save money, especially with one of the new smaller energy providers. But challenging market conditions have made it tough for these new companies. In the [...]

This Month’s Top Tip2020-08-24T15:49:26+00:00

Town Centre base is icing on the cake


Provost opens new Blair Trust premises Town Centre base is icing on the cake The new premises of the recently-formed Blairgowrie and Rattray Development Trust (BRDT) were officially opened by Provost Dennis Meloy. The trust is now based at the former Kitchens by James shop at 1-3 Meadow [...]

Town Centre base is icing on the cake2020-08-13T21:42:16+00:00
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